Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Late summer, late hummer

Nice walk though the gardens this morning, 8:00 - 9:30. The highpoint was a hummingbird in the lower garden. This is very late for Ruby-throated, but I think that's what it was. 

Also the beautiful adult White-Crowned Sparrow in the upper garden, a new arrival.

Great Blue Heron  1     flyover
Ring-billed Gull  3
Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     F type. green irridescence on back, whitish under throughout. Short tail. Long straight bill, white behind eye. In tree in lower garden. Seen separately by another birder.
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  8
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  10
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Eastern Towhee  1     m. upper garden
Chipping Sparrow  12
Savannah Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  15
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  1     ad, upper garden
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Common Grackle  15
House Finch  16
American Goldfinch  12
House Sparrow  4

Clouded Sulpher butterfly

1 comment:

  1. Haynes,

    What a nice day you had! I'm so glad the white crowned sparrow has been seen. Can't believe a hummer is still here. My mother-in-law is still getting them in North Carolina, but not in the numbers she gets throughout the summer. Also glad to hear the blue-headed vireo was around. Wish I could have been there. Hope a few of these guys stick around for the weekend!